ARRL Sections - West Texas

West Texas

West Texas

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West Texas
Ron Harden, KB5HGM
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July Section Manager report

July has come and gone and August in upon us. I want to start off by saying how much fun I had visiting Field day locations. Each club's site was as unique as each of our section's clubs are. But each seemed to be having good time. It was a tough couple of days, I drove a little over 1000 miles... and I had a ball doing it!

I'm very proud of the effort made by all the section's clubs and I look forward to seeing you all again. Soon!

From the HWN:The Hurricane Watch net activated Wednesday, August 3 at 1500 UTC in response to Tropical Storm Earl, which is forecast to become a hurricane later today...Due to poor propagation on 20 meters, due to an ongoing geomagnetic storm, the HWN will operate simultaneously on both it's primary frequency of 14.325 MHz and it's back up frequency 7.268 MHz until Earl is no longer a threat.

Now! Having said all that, I realize that Hurricanes rarely affect our section, but, we can help them out by avoiding those frequencies. Please be courteous and help out.

The Texas State Convention is this Weekend (August 5th and 6th) in Austin at Summerfest! If you can make it I recommend that you come. The ARRL will have a booth in the main hall and I'll be there and would like to meet you. Stop by and say Hi!

H.R. 1301 is now available for us to look at. It is too long to put in this newsletter. Here is the link: Please read it and contact the either me, your Division Director or Vice Director or the ARRL directly if you have any comments. You may also contact your Congressman and Senators and voice your comments with them.

Don't know who your representatives are? Here's a neat little website that let's you search by zip code:

I continue to get VE reports of new licensees and license upgrades from our VE Teams. Keep up the good work! Please Encourage them to consider joining the ARRL. (There is a link on the section web site if you need to go that route) Also remember we have a fund-raising program that member clubs can use when they sign new league members through their club. Email me for details.

Remember: we are in the hottest days of the year. Stay hydrated and cool off often when doing yard work and antenna work outside. Heatstroke is deadly.

That's all for now....

West Texas Section Manager


West Texas Officials